Benefits of a Clean Air Compressor Room

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June 6, 2024

Benefits of a Clean Air Compressor Room


Benefits of a Clean Air Compressor Room
Benefits of a Clean Compressor Room

Simply put, the compressor room is a room or space in a facility where the compressed air system is located. Whether itโ€™s a dedicated room for the compressed air equipment, or a shared multi-purpose utility room, having a clean compressor environment for your equipment not only looks great for your business and employees, but it also serves some crucial benefits that you might be unaware of.

  • ๐„๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ง ๐€๐ข๐ซ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž: Simply put, the compressor’s intake air should be clean and contaminant free. The efficiency of an air compressor is greatly influenced by the quality and density of the intake air. Unwanted particles, dust, debris, and other contaminants can be extremely harmful to your compressed air system. They can cause increased pressure drops, decreased operating efficiencies, unwanted downtime, as well as product re-work depending on what your company manufactures. Youโ€™ll also have to change your compressorโ€™s inlet filters more often, meaning higher maintenance costs.
    With all that said, having a clean, centralized space for your air compressors helps maximize the efficiency and reliability of your system.
  • ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐€๐ข๐ซ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž ๐“๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฌ: It is beneficial for air intake temperatures for compressed air systems to be on the colder side. Dedicated, clean compressor room temperatures and humidity are easier to control than dirty, hot production areas. Also, proper ventilation of the compressor room is essential for heat dissipation. (Compressors produce a lot of heat!) The amount of ventilation air required will depend on the size of the system, as well as it itโ€™s air-cooled or water-cooled. Air-cooled compressors release a lot of the motorโ€™s heat, while water-cooled systems release a lot less.
  • ๐„๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ ๐€๐œ๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ: Compressor rooms that have sufficient floor space, are flat, clean, and free of obstructions streamline service and maintenance efforts, as well as expansion projects. It also allows space for lifting equipment, like hoists and forklifts, when needed. This will help reduce downtime needed to service the equipment, saving your company money in the long run.
  • ๐‹๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ฌ ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ: Did we mention that clean compressor rooms are aesthetically pleasing to look at, especially in the manufacturing industry?! When your utility and compressor rooms are clean and organized, it makes life easier for your workers, can increase moral, and gives off a sense of pride to work for a company that cares about details like this.

Regardless of the type of air compressor you have (rotary screw compressor(s), reciprocating compressor(s), oil-free, or industrial vacuum pumps) contact C.H. Reed for your next compressed air project. We can help you get the most out of your system, create optimal working conditions that will increase efficiencies, and help you build a compressor room that you can be proud of!

If you reside in PA, MD, DE, VA, WV, OH, southern MI, or NY state, C.H. Reed has you covered! Contact us today to start the conversation.

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